Earl of Mexborough, of
Lifford in the County of Donegal, is a title in the Peerage of Ireland.
John Savile, 1st Earl of Mexborough, with his wife and son.
It was created
in 1766 for John
Savile, 1st Baron Pollington
, Member of Parliament
and New Shoreham
already been created Baron Pollington, of Longford in the
Longford, in 1753,
and was made Viscount Pollington, of Ferns in the County of Wexford, at the same time as he was given the
These titles are also in the Peerage of Ireland. He
was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Earl. He represented
Lincoln in the House of Commons.
His son, the third Earl, was Member of
Parliament for Pontefract
years. On his death the titles passed to his son, the fourth Earl.
He represented Gatton
and Pontefract in
Parliament as a Conservative
. His son, the fifth
Earl, was High Sheriff of
in 1877. He was succeeded by his half-brother, the
sixth Earl. As of 2009 the titles are held by the latter's
grandson, the eighth Earl, who succeeded his father in 1980.
designations and the fact that they are in the Peerage of
Ireland, all three titles refer to places in England, namely
Mexborough and Pollington in Yorkshire.
The current seat of the Earls of Mexborough is Arden Hall, near
Hawnby, in Yorkshire. The estate was purchased by the family in
1897. Previously the family had lived at Methley
Hall, which was demolished in 1958.
Earls of Mexborough (1766)
The Heir Apparent
is the present
holder's eldest son John Andrew Bruce Savile, Viscount Pollington
The Heir Apparent's Heir
is his half-brother the Hon. James Hugh Hope John
Savile (b. 1976)
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's
Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's